The appearance of your smile carries significant weight for your self-confidence. If one of your teeth suffers from discoloration, damaged tooth enamel or other cosmetic imperfections, Dr. Kim Loan Nguyen might recommend restoration with a porcelain dental crown.
The process involves removing the existing tooth enamel layer to create an abutment. This is the healthy dentin layer within the tooth.
Once this has been completed, Drs. Nguyen and Doan will start the process of creating a dental crown. This is a replica of the original tooth enamel made in a dental lab. The special porcelain material they use can be shaded to match the surrounding teeth.
Our dentists will start by removing the entire tooth enamel layer. Then, they will create a detailed impression of the abutment and any corresponding teeth. The impression will be sent to a dental lab where the porcelain crown will be custom made. Then a temporary crown will be secured over the abutment to protect it.
Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Doan will call you back in for a follow-up appointment when your porcelain crown is ready. The temporary crown will be removed and your new crown will be cemented onto the abutment with a strong dental adhesive.
If you have an unappealing tooth in your smile and you would like to know more about dental crowns in Houston, Texas, you should call 281-759-1277 to talk to someone at Smile Image Dentists.